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County of Santa Clara to Host 18th Annual Domestic Violence Council Conference

Event to Focus on Motivating, Inspiring Men as a Crucial Step in Prevention

WHAT:
The 18th Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Conference explores the cutting-edge topic of the role of men in domestic violence prevention. The conference’s goal is to provide attendees with an understanding of the central role men must play in the eradication of domestic violence. Event will spotlight programs and interventions that promote nonviolence, healthy relationships, the importance of fatherhood, men as leaders and coaches, and how to engage men in order to break the cycle of violence.

WHO:
County of Santa Clara Domestic Violence Council
County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
Professionals addressing domestic violence, judges, law enforcement representatives
Advocates and concerned residents
Keynote Speakers:
Lundy Bancroft, author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse
Jerry Tello, expert in family strengthening, community mobilization and culturally based violence prevention /intervention
Champion of Peace Award Honoree: Judge Sharon Chatman
Outstanding Advocate Award Honoree: Anita Wilson

WHEN:
Friday, October 28, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA

WHY:
Domestic violence is a very serious threat to women’s well-being. This year, 12 domestic violence related deaths have been reported in Santa Clara County. In 2010, The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office reviewed 4,433 criminal domestic violence complaints, and issued charges in over 2,500 cases. There were five domestic violence related deaths last year.

County agencies and community-based organizations continue to collaborate to provide emergency shelters, around-the-clock crisis hotlines, legal assistance support, and protection services for victims. Free continuing Education Credit will be offered for MFT, LCSW, RN, and JD for those who register and attend the whole program.

Registration fee $110 each. At the door is $150 each.

Register online at http://dvcconference.sccgov.org or by mail. Send the complete form and check (payable to DVIC, Trust for Domestic Violence Conference) to: Nancy Marshall, P.O. Box 1839, San Jose, CA 95109. For information e-mail nmarshall@dvintervention.org call (408) 294-0006 ext. 2 or email nmarshall@dvintervention.org

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Carla Collins SCC Office of Women’s Policy (408) 299-5152; Rolanda Pierre-Dixon, Domestic Violence Council (408) 439-2364.
Posted: October 13, 2011